Peggy McNeal

Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences

Towson University

Workshop Leader, Webinar Participant, Website Contributor, Reviewer

Website Content Contributions

Activities (2)

Absorption and Reflection of Solar Energy part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2018:Program:Teaching Demonstrations:Friday
As part of an overall lesson on Earth's energy budget, the objective of this inquiry activity is for students to describe how surface material type and color affect absorption and reflection of solar energy. ...

Sunrise, Sunset: Using Personal Observations to Understand Changing Sun Patterns from an Earth Perspective part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2017:Program:Teaching Demonstrations:Tuesday B
When students learn about Earth-Sun relationships from models of the solar system, they discover that Earth's axial tilt is the cause of variable sun angle and the seasons. However, they experience this using ...

Conference Presentations (12)

Lost in the aquifer: Student spatial and conceptual struggles in hydrogeology part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2024:Program:Oral Sessions:Monday Oral Session A
Training undergraduate students in hydrogeology is challenging as students grapple with complex content in a three-dimensional, unobservable, subsurface space. In a prior study with novice to expert ...

Other Contributions (6)

Pedagogies and Practices for Boosting Spatial Understanding of Fluid Earth Processes part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2024:Program:Afternoon Mini-Workshops
Thinking and learning about fluid-Earth processes can be uniquely challenging for students. This workshop targets instructors of fluid-Earth science courses including meteorology, oceanography, hydrology, ...


Workshop Leader (4 workshops)

Workshop Participant (46 workshops)

Early Career 2019
July 2019
Google Earth for Onsite and Distance Education (GEODE)
July 2018
Using Recreational Drones for STEM Explorations
July 2018

Webinar Participant (5 webinars)